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Perfectly Cooked Steak in a Grill Pan

Perfectly Cooked Steak in a Grill Pan

Learn how to cook a steak in a grill pan with these simple step by step photos and instructions!

How to Make Steak in a Grill Pan

Don’t have a grill? That’s ok – I don’t have one either. You can still make perfectly cooked steak in a grill pan – and it cooks in under 10 minutes. I promise, it is easier than you might think, and I will walk you through step by step.

Cooked Steak

For this recipe, I teamed up with PRE Grass Fed Beef to cook some of their steaks. PRE is focused on providing customers with the top 10% of grass fed beef from around the world, focusing on taste, tenderness, and juiciness. Since this beef is the best of the best, I didn’t want to overly complicate things.

I seasoned the steak with some seasoning salt and seasoning pepper, cooked it in a touch of butter, and served it with shallots and mushrooms that were sautéed in the steak juices, and paired it with spinach, and mashed potatoes.

Steak Dinner

I like my steaks between rare and medium rare- cooked just until they are warm in the middle. You can increase the cook time if you want a medium or well done steak, but with steaks this good, you don’t want to overcook them.

PRE Beef is cut to be about 1 1/2 inches thick, and the thickness of the steak determines the cook time. Adjust the cook time based on the thickness of your steak, if necessary.

PRE Beef

This steak will cook quickly, so make sure you have everything prepped first. Have mashed potatoes ready, just keep them warm. And slice your shallots and mushrooms.

Patting Steak Dry

Start by removing the steak from the packaging and patting it dry with a paper towel. This step is important because if there is moisture on the steak it will create steam, and you don’t want to steam your steak, you want to sear it creating a flavorful crust on the outside, right?

Seasoning

Then generously coat it with a layer of seasoning salt and seasoning pepper – these are spice mixes available at your grocery store that add more flavor than salt and pepper alone.

Seasoning Rubbed In

Rub the seasoning into the beef.

Butter

Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium high heat. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter.

Grilled Steak 1

Once the butter just starts to brown, add the steak.

Making Steak in a Grill Pan

Let the steak cook for 2 minutes.

Step by step instructions for making Steak in a Grill Pan

Then rotate it degrees and let cook for another 2 minutes, in theory this creates criss crossing grill marks.

Filled Steak

Then flip the steak. Cook for 2 minutes, rotate 90 degrees, cook another 2 minutes.

How to Make Perfectly Cooked Steak in a Grill Pan

Remove the steak from the grill pan and let it rest for 5 minutes. If you are nervous that your steak won’t be cooked enough, insert a meat thermometer sideways into the center of the steak. You will want it to read 125-130 degrees, since the internal temperature of the steak will increase slightly as it rests.

Immediately melt another tablespoon of butter in the same grill pan, add the sliced shallot and mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, and sauté for 5 minutes. Once that was ready, I quickly wilted some spinach in olive oil and seasoned it with salt – mostly because I wanted to put something green on the plate.

Now that your vegetables are ready and your meat has rested, serve your steak. It should be nice and pink and juicy in the middle.

Sliced Steak Cooked on a Grill Pan

Perfectly Cooked Steak in a Grill Pan

Learn how to cook a steak in a grill pan with these simple step by step photos and instructions!

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Author Kit Graham

Ingredients

  • Steak
  • Butter
  • Seasoning Salt
  • Seasoning Pepper
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1 cup Sliced Mushrooms

Instructions

  1. Start by removing the steak from the packaging and patting it dry with a paper towel. This step is important because if there is moisture on the steak it will create steam, and you don't want to steam your steak, you want to sear it creating a flavorful crust on the outside, right?
  2. Then generously coat it with a layer of seasoning salt and seasoning pepper - these are spice mixes available at your grocery store that add more flavor than salt and pepper alone.
  3. Rub the seasoning into the beef.
  4. Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium high heat. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter.
  5. Once the butter just starts to brown, add the steak. Let the steak cook for 2 minutes, then rotate it 90 degrees (to create criss crossing grill marks) and let cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Then flip the steak. Cook for 2 minutes, rotate 90 degrees, cook another 2 minutes.
  7. Remove the steak from the grill pan and let it rest for 5 minutes. If you are nervous that your steak won't be cooked enough, insert a meat thermometer sideways into the center of the steak. You will want it to read 120 degrees, since the internal temperature of the steak will increase slightly as it rests.
  8. Immediately melt another tablespoon of butter in the same grill pan, add the sliced shallot and mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, and sauté for 5 minutes. Once that was ready, I quickly wilted some spinach in olive oil and seasoned it with salt - mostly because I wanted to put something green on the plate.
  9. Now that your vegetables are ready and your meat has rested, serve your steak. It should be nice and pink and juicy in the middle.

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This post was sponsored by PRE Beef, but the opinions expressed are my own. PRE Beef is available at grocers throughout Chicagoland and on Amazon.com.

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